7. Juli 2023, London: Abgeschiedenheit

music we’d like to hear 2023


Friday 7 July

Pre-concert event 18:30:

Bea Redweik Songs as Process (2021– )

Songwriter, researcher, curator and interdisciplinary artist Bea Redweik presents Songs as Process – an intimate and interstitial performance work that foregrounds the unfinished. In this multimedia performance installation, a live songwriting session is interwoven with video material showing process from earlier iterations of the artist’s process, revealing artistic practice as a multimodal and rhizomatic space of experimentation. This performance will precede the concert, and will be available for all to drop in on.

Concert 19:30:

Erik Satie Socrate (1918)

Walter Zimmermann Abgeschiedenheit (1982)

Galina Ustvolskaya

Piano Sonata No.4 (1957)

Piano Sonata No.6 (1986)

Juliet Fraser voice

Mark Knoop piano

This programme was curated around a performance of Erik Satie’s Socrate, still rarely heard, an unostentatious yet singular and unique work. Continuing the interior quietude with Walter Zimmermann’s Abgeschiedenheit, music of solitude and seclusion, followed by Galina Ustvolskaya’s Piano Sonata No.4 from 1957, the contemplative spare quiet lines of a creative isolation, and ending the programme with the defiant concrete blocks of her Piano Sonata No.6 (1986).